Advance Your Studies and Launch Your Yoga Career…
with Santosha’s Level 2 YTT 500-Hour Course Experience

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Training Details

Level 2 YTT 500

November TBD, 2016
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Location

Bali – Yoga Searcher, Uluwatu

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Training Overview

Santosha’s Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training Certification is offered as a 25-day intensive program and is for those who are ready to take their foundational knowledge to the next level. This course provides 300 hours of training which, when added to your existing level 1 200 hour teacher training, will qualify you for RYT500 with Yoga Alliance. Santosha Yoga’s Level 2 YTT 500 course is designed to help you achieve praadhiita (“advancement in studies”). This course is a wonderful opportunity to develop not only as a yoga teacher, but also as a human being embodying yogic principles in your everyday life. The Level 2 Yoga Teacher Training course initiates your further growth from the foundations that you discovered in the Level 1 course (or in a 200 hour training elsewhere), delving deeper into the essence and teachings of yoga. We feel that progress in yoga goes far beyond the physical, and must include the awakening of deeper levels of insight as well as the attunement to the subtler messages of the body’s intelligence. The course offers deep insight into the following five key learning areas:

  • Techniques Training/Practice
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga Philosophy/Lifestyle and Ethics for Yoga Teachers
  • Teaching Practicum

The course offers a comprehensive, intensive and practical training in how to teach yoga on a level that extends beyond the 200 hour to further refine your practice, so you may come to a deeper knowledge of yoga.

The Journey of a Yogi

The journey of a yogi is a path that allows us to be perpetual students, whether teaching or not. If we are truly following the eight Limb path then we must adhere to the fist two limbs, being Yama and Niyama – the ethical precepts set forth in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Yama and Niyama are the foundation of our practice without which no spiritual progress along the path of yoga can be made. Many people come to yoga initially as a physical exercise and only later begin to understand the profound spiritual effect it has on our lives. But to establish these spiritual effects firmly upon our mindstream, to embed them within our consciousness, they must be grounded on the bedrock of ethical behavior.

Our practice begins with Yama and Niyama, and extends into asana and the other limbs of yoga. Therefore a teacher or one who is on a deeper path must engage in ongoing study – Brahmacharya as set forth in Patanjalis yoga Sutras – as well as cultivate growth in his or her daily practice. Yoga retreats and workshops, away from your daily routines, are also beneficial because you have time to focus, and experience new concepts or practices away form the distractions of  daily life. The deeper we understand who we are, the more our light will shine for others. All of Santosha’s teachers take time to study, to be inspired, and to grow. Studying allows an individual to stay connected to the teachings, and continue to be open and to maintain a beginners mind. Even if you do not teach, allowing time to look within, in a focused way, is the key to growth. With this in mind, Santosha will offer a variety of courses including the Level Two 500 Hour YTT to allow those spiritual seekers to travel within in a dedicated and supportive setting.

Who It’s For

The Level 2 YTT 500 course is for students who have already completed a YTT 200 hour course – through Santosha or elsewhere – and those who want to deepen their practice. All that we require is that students truly desire to: continue their yoga journey to deepen their own knowledge and practice, connect to their true inner selves and perhaps share this knowledge with others. Santosha believes that when we are guided towards seeking a yogic path and lifestyle, there is no time but the present, so accordingly, we do not have age restrictions. You are not required to have been practicing Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow or to know any specific sequences—we only require that you have been consistently practicing some form of yoga. We will guide you through the rest with wisdom and support. Santosha’s Level 2 YTT 500 is open to students of all levels, including:

  • Graduates of Santosha’s Level 1 YTT 200
  • Graduates of other Level 1, 200 hour teacher trainings
  • Students who have not completed any type of training course but have a genuine interest in the subject matter. This level of course requires maturity and commitment. For these students the courses will not be credited toward the 500-hour level, but they will serve to deepen growth and understanding.

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What You will Personally Get From The Training

The Santosha YTT 500 hour training has practical value, including the ability to register as a Yoga Alliance RYT500 teacher, but the real purpose is to bring students deeper in their understanding of yoga (and therefore their own lives), through direct personal experience and practical knowledge. The Level 2 YTT 500 allows each individual to experience the true essence of Yoga through a unique and holistic synthesis of ageless wisdom of ancient scriptures and philosophy, applied in a contemporary context. We foster a learning environment in which students can fully grasp yoga within its historical context and begin to put yoga into practice in their daily lives. All Santosha instructors possess vast knowledge and understanding and teach from their hearts. All graduating students will:

  • Have fulfilled all requirements to register as a Yoga Alliance RYT500 instructor
  • Deepen their knowledge and experience to enable their teachings to be intelligent, thus able to cater to group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Be qualified to teach yoga at the YTT 500 level, and upon completion receive diploma evidencing that training
  • Develop a deeper awareness of their practice
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures from a more informed position and understand how to modify and adjust accordingly
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn to develop their own pranayama practice and asana practice based upon their individual needs
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes to suit individuals and adjust accordingly for injuries, illnesses and pre-exisitng, medical conditions
  • Delve deeper into the “Self”
  • Look at Biomechancs Anatomy and Yoga Therapy in a broader context
  • Build relationships with world class yoga teachers
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga and or reconnect to deepen your knowledge to teach to a wider part of the community
  • Develop and Practice Mediation daily to allow stillness to overflow into daily life
  • Know how to teach Pre + Postnatal & Children’s + Teens’ Yoga

What Others Say

Students Who Complete The Level 2 YTT 500-Hour Course Will:

  • Possess the knowledge to teach group classes, workshops or private sessions in a range of settings
  • Be qualified to teach yoga and will receive a letter of completion and Diploma evidencing your training at the 500 Hour level
  • Deepen and strengthen their practise and understanding of yoga
  • Gain in-depth understanding of the postures and how to teach them
  • Receive individual attention
  • Learn how to structure and create cohesive, well-rounded classes
  • Practise teaching and adjusting
  • Learn about the various styles of yoga and its history
  • Acquire an understanding of yoga philosophy, anatomy and physiology
  • Build relationships with world class yoga teachers
  • Have the confidence and tools to begin teaching yoga
  • Develop a greater understanding of meditation

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Your Course Content

  • Philosophy of Yoga
  • Asana benefits, contraindications
  • Restoratives + therapeutics
  • Yoga anatomy & physiology of the body
  • Applied anatomy to yoga
  • Pre and Post Natal instruction included in the YTT 500
  • Ethics
  • The art of observation, assisting and adjustment
  • Verbal versus hands-on adjusting
  • Practice teaching with feedback
  • Living Sustainably – diet, nutrition, body ecology and the earth
  • Mantra
  • Yantra, Mudra
  • Hindu and Buddhist deities: the gods of yoga
  • 5 Koshas system of yogic anatomy
  • Asana modifications for special populations
  • Communications and the professional teacher
  • Self-discovery and awareness
  • Meditation: mindfulness and deep relaxation
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Kundalini Yoga and The Chakras
  • Kirtan and Chanting – closer look at the healing sound

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Accommodation

Santosha’s 2016 Level 2 training is being held in the spacious open-air yoga shala at Yoga Searcher Bali, Uluwatu.

Uluwatu, Bali – Yoga Searcher Bali

Santosha’s Uluwatu trainings are held in the spacious open-air yoga shala at Yoga Searcher Bali. Nestled on the southern cliffs of the “Island of Gods,” Yoga Searcher Bali is a unique venue for yoga lovers. It is a holistic space for sharing yoga and experiencing ayurveda, just 200 meters from the world-class beaches of Uluwatu and Padang-Padang.

Yoga Searcher Bali has a large swimming pool, pristine grounds, a kitchen offering delicious organic meals, massage therapists onsite and a passionate team dedicated to making your stay unforgettable. It is the perfect yoga haven to rejuvenate your body, relax and unwind.

After a day of learning, luxury and comfort awaits you in your traditional private cottage only steps from the shala, pool and cafe. The entrance terrace overlooks a luxurious garden and pool area, offering space for lounging, reading or enjoying a delightful breakfast.

Beyond the entrance terrace is the living area, where a cosy atmosphere welcomes you. The private bungalow includes one kingsize bed and one single bed, or three single beds.

The Zen inspired bathroom is behind the living area, where you can take a shower under the blue sky of Bali, or under its stars!

The Ayurvedic Spa has handmade wellness programs for you, supported by the best of Bali’s abundant naturally medicated herbs and oils, as well as those from India/the Himalayas. The best of India and Bali blended make your experience sublime! The Organic spa also offers an Herbal Steam Sauna and Infrared Sauna, two very efficient and relaxing ways to detox your body.

Meals and Food at Yoga Searcher

Food is a passion at Yoga Searcher, with dedicated chefs making plant-based, organic, healthy meals for you fresh every day. Raw, vegan and gluten free options are also available, as well as tasty treats and desserts.

Note – Accommodation is to be booked directly with the venue.

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About Uluwatu

If surfing is your thing, you’ll probably already know about Uluwatu Beach! The stunning setting, along with its majestic sunsets, makes this a place where everyone will feel welcome.

The pristine sands of the beach sit directly under a cliff face, on top of which perches the Uluwatu Temple. This temple is one of the oldest and most sacred in Bali with an absolutely fantastic view out over the Indian ocean from the top of the cliffs. The Kecak Dance performed each night here at sunset is a “must-see” Bali experience.

If you’re looking for calmer swimming options, take a dip in the reef pools of Uluwatu, or visit the scenic beaches at nearby Padang and Bingin. There are an abundance of fantastic drinking and eating options in the area, many of which afford spectacular views. Sit back and watch the rich, heady sunset blaze across the sky, knowing you have finally found the paradise you’ve been seeking!
Uluwatu is located 40 minutes from Denpasar Airport.

Bali Life

Bali is predominantly Hindu religion. We encourage you to respect local customs, e.g. wear appropriate clothing when entering temples and places of worship; do not touch a person on their head, as the head is considered sacred.

You can expect pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees celsius (68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit) year-round. The dry season is between April and October, with the coolest months of May, June and July having an average temperature of 28°C. Rainy season is between November and March, with sudden downpours interrupted by periods of sunshine.

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Our Mission For You

Santosha Yoga and it’s teachers honour every one of it’s students as individuals and deserving of receiving the best quality experience possible. Our Yoga Teacher Trainings will uphold a standard of excellence and devotion to the practise while respecting individual needs. We are committed to creating a space of safety and respect that will acknowledge and allow each individual’s innate equanimity, truth, empathy and joy to grow through the process of learning. May all who pass through our courses feel a renewed sense of ease, vitality and enthusiasm for their life and be blessed with health, compassion, love and always be free of suffering.

Your Training Investment

Early Bird – only AUD $2,690  (includes GST and deposit)
When you book and pay for your training course two months in advance

  • Option 1 – AUD $350 Deposit (Secure your place, pay remainder two months in advance)
  • Option 2 – Easy Payment Plan (5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $538)
  • Option 3 – The Whole Enchilada (1 Single Investment of AUD $2,690)

Regular – AUD $2,890  (includes GST and deposit)

  • Option 1 – AUD $350 Deposit (Secure your place, pay remainder later)
  • Easy Payment Plan (5 Fortnightly Payments of AUD $578)
  • The Whole Enchilada (1 Single Investment of AUD $2,890)

Teaching and Certification

Upon completing this course, you will be equipped to practice safely and teach others in a range of diverse settings. This course allows you to become registered with the Yoga Alliance, and all Santosha graduates are offered support on their teaching journey.

Along with your Yoga Alliance registered certification, we guarantee you will leave us with a wealth of knowledge, a smile on your face and a warm, open heart!

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Your Next Steps

If you like hundreds of happy students before you know that this is for you then take action today and secure your place now as we keep the numbers on the training small so as to create a more intimate personal experience.

Level 2 YTT 500

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* Remaining course investment due 7 days prior to the start of your training

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1 Single Investment of AUD $2,890

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yoga-level-1-200-guarantee100% NO RISK GUARANTEE!

Attend our Level 2 YTT 500-Hour course, and in the extremely unlikely event that by lunchtime on the second day, you feel that you do not want to complete the course OR you do not want to become a Yoga Teacher, we will refund your money minus the non-refundable BUT transferable deposit fee.

Santosha wants to make it totally risk free for you, because we believe that once you begin this journey, your life will change in such a way you could never have imagined!